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MDA State Fair exhibit features fun, farming, and freebies

Fairgoers of all ages will connect agriculture to their daily lives with fast and fun hands-on activities in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s 2019 State Fair exhibit.

Kid-oriented activities, sponsored by Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, are scheduled daily from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. all 12 days of the fair. Children can make a seed ball, a living plant necklace, a wool bracelet, a custom wildflower seed mix, or a livestock animal ear tag necklace that they can take home.

The MDA will also showcase industrial hemp, one of Minnesota’s most popular emerging crops. Farmer-members of t...